Ok, so he still has two elections to win first. Just read…
Emil K. Everett from SuffolkCountyRepublican.com had a post up on how Speaker Pelosi is looking to cut loose vulnerable Democrats in 2010, to try and focus more on the races they can win. And with most polls ranking Tim Bishop and the NY-1 has “leans Dem” at best, already decided that the New York Democrat is a lost cause in November.
This makes the Republican primary in the NY-1 that much more important, where personally (even though as a NY-3 resident I’m down with the King, as in Peter) I’ve come out in support of Randy Altschuler. George Demos and Chris Cox are great candidates (that later of whom I think should have moved to and ran in the NY-2 instead), Randy I think has the ideas an experience that, more importantly than winning in November, the NYGOP can start to rebuild the party around.
Just for the hell of it, here he is hammering Tim Bishop on taxes…
Suffolk County taxpayers should prepare to be mugged! At the end of this year the largest tax hikes in American history will take place. That’s when the 2001 and 2003 GOP tax cuts are set to expire and the inaction of Tim Bishop, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in Congress will lead to an extra $1 trillion being lifted from the bank accounts of taxpaying American.
Americans will see across the board hikes in every personal income tax bracket. Those individuals currently in the 10% tax bracket will see a jump to 15% and those in the 35% tax bracket will see that number jump to 39.6%. Similar jumps will take place in all other brackets.
But that isn’t all; the death tax will jump from zero to a 55% death tax rate on estates over $1 million. The capital gains tax will rise from 15% to 20% in 2011 and jump an additional 3.8% in 2013. Add on top of these, taxes linked to Obamacare and hikes on employer taxes as well as the alternative minimum tax and 2011 will be a bad year for taxpaying Americans.
New York is already one of the highest tax states in the nation and this tax hike is sure to be the ‘straw that breaks the camel’s back’ for many cash strapped New Yorkers. In our current economic crisis Tim Bishop should have the courage to stand up for taxpayers everywhere and call on Nancy Pelosi to renew the 2001 and 2003 GOP tax cuts.
For more on Randy, click here.